Once again, the whole school took to the hills today, to take part in the second half of our 'Structures' challenge activities. On Fire Beacon, directly above Crowcombe, the children created fairy homes, teepees, wind sculptures, mud huts and natural patterns, as well as building the tallest tower from fallen logs, taking on the blindfold trail of trust and an incident senario run by kind parent Ian Lee, of Exmoor Mountain Rescue.
In the afternoon we played the world's biggest(ish) ever games of Hide and Seek, Kick The Bucket and Capture The Flag, with children from Reception right up to Year Six doging, weaving and sneaking over the hillside.
For a day like today to run as smoothly as it did takes a great team effort, from preparing the children at home; granting permission to use the site; hiring coaches and creating minibus lists; organising, risk assessing and planning activities; volunteering to help and to cleaning the portaloo at the end! Thank you to all of you who make events such as these take place - you are valued.
The children are becoming experts too - they immediately know to set boundaries and behaviours, they know how to risk assess a site and they throw themselves into activities with enthusiasm and with consideration of their peers. It is such a pleasure to witness.
Enjoy the photos!
p.s. Despite 83 packed lunches and a whole birthday bag of haribos being eaten on the hillside we found not one piece of rubbish left behind. Enthusiast and conscientious children - it's too good to be true!